Do we all love The Oh Sees?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Stanley Edwards, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    I do.

    There has been a thread here before - it was my intro. They fucking well rock like rock hasn't rocked for over 20 years. Brilliant. Listen to this. Then Youtube 'Dead man's Hand'. Coolest mothers on the planet ATM.

     
  2. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    not really
     
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  3. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    :confused:

    How?

    They are pure rock genius.
     
  4. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

  5. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    It's not like I've listened to their every track. there is probably some good stuff there.
    I am just not keen on the "goodtime party rock" thing I get from them. I dunno. It might be just because they are so popular.
     
  6. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    It's not like I thnk they're shit, they are very close to something I'd totally love, but there is something about it that just stops me loving it.
     
  7. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    I really wish they were more popular. It isn't just about music - they aren't simply party rock. "What's going on over there?". They have a political agenda also. Goodtime party rock is possibly the best way (as it ever was) to wake up young minds to how their future World may work.

    They are 100% cool mother fuckers.
     
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  8. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    oh they are pretty huge for that kind of music! Possibly more as a live act than their record sales tho (they put out faaar too many records too, I reckon that is another thing that has stopped me getting in to them)
     
  9. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Numbers count these days. More songs, more listens, more chance of a bit of money.

    Dead Man's Gun official video has just 100,000 views. They are prolific in recording songs. That is their approach. They are in no way work shy. I love them lots for showing me values I thought the young folk had forgotten. Rock and roll values :)

    Dead Man's Gun video deserves 100,000,000 views. They could could get enough to live on for a year from that. As it is, they are rocking for a cause.
     
  10. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    I would definitely encourage other people to give them a listen tho ha, don't take my word for it
     
  11. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    AS for this tho, there are still tons of bands doing the same kind of thing in the same kind of spirit as thee oh sees so there is plenty more out there. see this thread: Rock and roll death watch
     
  12. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Nah. I'm not reading that thread. It stinks of the current U75 doomsaying crap.

    If someone put a daily list of new rock to listen to, I would almost certainly read it and listen to it. Rock and Roll is never going to die. The listeners are mortal mind.
     
  13. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

  14. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    I just noticed your other band threads, have you just got spotify after a long period without being in touch with any contemporary music by any chance? it is no bad thing just there is so much more out there and you seem to think these few bands are the last bastions or something!
    mm yeh that thread is almost exactly what you desire.
     
  15. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Flameproof Moth is better tbf
     
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  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Perhaps ruddy yurts' best song
     
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  17. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    I've only heard the 2 Unlimited remix of it, but it's definitely got a good melody :thumbs::hmm:
     
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  18. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    i quite like him but I don't see any similarity in any way between the 2 acts tbh!
     
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  19. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Me neither, but I like FM better. Arbitrary subjective comparison ftw :thumbs:
     
  20. Kesher

    Kesher #Cookie Jar

    Depressing music and videos: what a mess
     
  21. kalidarkone

    kalidarkone Up to my knees in amniotic fluid

    I love thee Oh Sees .
     
  22. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    I really really love them.
     
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  23. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    :D Sort of. Just invested in decent headphones. Looking for stuff I haven't heard before. Most coming from YouTube suggestions rather than Spotify. I do have an aversion to 'you may also like...' suggestions, so prefer to look for stuff on web forums others are shouting about.

    I think a Weekly New Releases thread here would be a very nice thing. Only recently discovered Thee Oh Sees, and fucking well love them. A weekly thread here would have introduced me much sooner, I'm sure.
     
  24. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    This thread is pretty much that: Album Recommendations 2018
     
  25. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    I'm amazed at the phrase "good time party rock" being used to describe the Oh Sees. I've never thought of them like that - although I guess I understand where you're coming from. There was a point where they were seen as the hipster party band, I suppose, but there was still tons more to them than that.

    The great thing about them is that they cover a range of styles while keeping their own identity - so their songs go from hushed folk to prog metal. There's loads of great stuff to discover in their back catalogue but I agree that it initially seems daunting.

    Anyway...have a listen to this party banger!



    Stanley, lots of people who like the Oh Sees also like King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard. They're not my thing - more of a Hawkwind vibe - but you might like them too.
     
  26. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    My current favourite is this glam stomper.

     
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  27. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Not at all.
     
  28. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Me too - as for "rocking for a cause." - bleugh.
     
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  29. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    That Dead Man's Gun video is really gruesome though - the kind of thing that would have put me off them.

    The video for Minotaur - the song I posted the audio for above - is much better.

     
  30. PippinTook

    PippinTook Some are born to sweet delight

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